Deal doomed, Russia says, as Ukraine begins assault in the East. (NY Times)
Pres. Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet about Russia today. (USA Today)
Seattle Mayor announces plan to raise minimum wage to $15. (Washington Post)
3 executives of a V.A. hospital in Phoenix put on leave amid investigation. (AP)
The head of the LA chapter of the NAACP resigns over his ties to Donald Sterling. (NBC News)
U.S. offers to help Nigeria in the hunt for 200 abducted girls. (Reuters)
Sec. of State Kerry is in South Sudan today to seek an end to fighting. (NY Times)
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